General Information

General Information

​​​​​University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen is today at the forefront of teaching, learning and discovery, as it has been for 500 years. As the 'global university of the north', we have consistently sent pioneers and ideas outward to every part of the world. We are an ambitious, research-driven university with a global outlook, committed to excellence in everything we do.

University Library

Open to the public - please see information on the Sir Duncan Rice library.

University of Aberdeen Museums

Also open to the public - please information on the University of Aberdeen's museums and exhibitions

Accomodation booking

Delegates attending this conference will access special rates using our dedicated hotel booking site which provides a wide variety of accommodation options in Aberdeen. 

While we do work with VisitAberdeenshire to provide our delegates with the best offers in accommodation, we do not have a direct connection to third party hotels booked through this link. Please ensure if you are arriving late for your booking, the hotel may release your room back into the system.

Please note that accommodation in Aberdeen is in high demand all year round, advanced booking is recommended to ensure availability and a reasonable rate.  Please note if you have booked accommodation and don't arrive for the first night of your stay - your hotel room can be re-sold unless you contact the hotel to confirm you are still intending to stay for subsequent nights.

Aberdeen City

Aberdeen is Scotland’s third largest city and Europe’s energy capital - a place with historic charm, a thriving economy and cosmopolitan community of some 220,000 people. 

It is rich in history from its maritime past of boat building and fishing industries, nowadays modernised with the growth of the Oil and Gas industries. From the Art Galleries, Museums, Theatres and shopping venues, you will find something to suit everyone in this diverse multi-national City.

A coastline of spectacular beaches and dunes stretch north of the city, while to the west lies nearby Royal Deeside, home to some of the most beautiful countryside in Scotland and the eastern gateway to the mountainous Cairngorms National Park

Aberdeen caters for all cultural, leisure and entertainment tastes.

The city also boasts three cinema multiplexes, a Maritime Museum and first-class sports facilities.

Aberdeen is the educational centre for the north-east. The University of Aberdeen has been at the forefront of teaching and learning since 1495. Committed to excellence it is the 'global university of the north'.

You can find out more information about Aberdeen by visiting the VisitAberdeenshire website.

Passport and Visa

Participants are strongly advised to determine which requirements apply to them with respect to entering the UK. For information please consult your nearest British Embassy or travel agent.

Should you require an invitation letter to the conference for visa purposes, please email stating your:

  • full name as it appears on your passport
  • date of birth
  • place of birth
  • passport number
  • passport issue date
  • passport expiry date

Applicants should register and pay to attend the conference in the first instance so that confirmation can be used as evidence of attendance.


Scotland's position on the edge of the European continent with sea on three sides means that the weather is very varied! In September the weather is normally dry and sunny, but it can be unpredictable.

The average high temperature is 16ºC, with the average low temperature being 8ºC. Metoffice For more information please visit the Metoffice or the BBC Weather forecast

Eating Out in Aberdeen

As with other cities, Aberdeen has a wide range of eateries catering for most tastes! You can get links to a range of restaurants from VisitAberdeenshire website, most of which provide a sample menu and an indication of price.

Currency and Banks

The official currency of UK is £ sterling. Commonly accepted credit cards are Visa, and Mastercard. Display signs are usually visible in all restaurants and shops indicating which cards they accept.

Travellers' cheques can be cashed at most banks. Most banks are closed on Saturdays and all day Sunday. There are foreign exchange booths at all major airports and in Aberdeen city centre. There is a Bank of Scotland on campus, which has an ATM, this is located in the High Street. There is a full range of Banks in Aberdeen city centre. 

Extending your Visit

If you are keen to stay longer either in the local area, or visiting the rest of Scotland, you can find information at